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The PS3 is going on sale midnight at my Media markt in Holland (known in germany and netherlands), ill go tease them sony fanboys. maybe i'll even smash one PS3 if i feel like :D on a more serious note, they said to me they had 250 pre-orders and only 25-50 (they didnt want to say me exact amount :(() were preordered. sucks to be working at Sony now i guess.



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RolStoppable said: I will keep an eye on ebay.de/at and the playstation 3 offers. Most of the offers ending in the next 5 hours are below or at the official retail price, i.e. 600 €. It will be interesting how high the final bids will be, but I doubt it will be beyond 800 €. It's more likely that there will be PS3s within THIS weekend that sell below the official retail price. Scalpers will hate the PS3.
http://cgi.ebay.de/Playstation-3-mit-Controller-und-Spiel-Metastorm_W0QQitemZ260098978175QQcategoryZ117564QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem PS3 including Motorstorm selling for 615€ plus 11€ shipping. EDIT: I think this shows that most people are aware of that the PS3 is available in germany/austria in large numbers. The offer is clearly from a scalper because he or she didn't even spell the name of the game correct. Those who really want a PS3 should buy it on ebay, it seems to be cheaper there. Although the offer that ended before this PS3/Motorstorm bundle sold for 620€ plus shipping, which was a PS3 without any game or extras.



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Neos said: The PS3 is going on sale midnight at my Media markt in Holland (known in germany and netherlands), ill go tease them sony fanboys. maybe i'll even smash one PS3 if i feel like :D on a more serious note, they said to me they had 250 pre-orders and only 25-50 (they didnt want to say me exact amount :(() were preordered. sucks to be working at Sony now i guess.
read this:- http://ps3.qj.net/Anna-Macario-PS3-launch-is-the-best-and-strongest-evar-/pg/49/aid/87034 http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=SNE ......i think SONY shares would reach 60 by the end of this month. PAL PS3 launch should give them a mega boost.



44k of 50k is pre-ordered in my country the netherlands. Compare that to the Wii launch 8k and the Xbox360 launch 10k and you could come to a conclusion that Sony is still hot here.



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for switzerland, i can't tell you any numbers of pre-orders, but i will be in the city (basel) tomorrow afternoon and then i can take a look at how well ps3 sells. just to have a little comparison: when wii launched, i was also in the city on friday, but wii was launched in switzerland on thursday already. anyways, when i was at my local retailer (media markt) at around four o'clock, i just saw the last four wiis beeing bought. that means, a console that sells out on day one in switzerland really is a big thing. but i think ps3 will do well tomorrow, at least in switzerland. as someone stated, ps is synonymous with videogaming here and today there was an article about the ps3 launch in every paper i saw. normally, videogaming doesn't make it to the papers here.



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@ ioi http://tweakers.net/nieuws/46728/?highlight=44.000 44K pre-ordered within the Benelux, 50k units should be available. BTW, Ireland should have more than 20,000 units available for launch.



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MikeB said: @ ioi http://tweakers.net/nieuws/46728/?highlight=44.000 44K pre-ordered within the Benelux, 50k units should be available. BTW, Ireland should have more than 20,000 units available for launch.
Excellent - has anyone found any similar info for other countries?



no source but 12k out of 14k in sweden according to a friend of mine...who had read it somewhere... EDIT: Seems to be a little bit different info here. One news papper is stating that all ps3 units is pre booked. http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/noje/story/0,2789,1028618,00.html the game site I stated before is saying that their is still units availible. Two big electronic stores (elgiganten and siba) here in sweden is pushing a lot of advertisments for the launch. So honestly Sweden seems to be a big unknown for the moment.



 

 

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I personally don't expect a lot from the European market until sony gets its stuff in gear with Home and whatnot....this launch will be so-so. Why would it be any different in the EU than elsewhere? Not that i'm being pessimistic and turning in my sony fanboy badges but they just need to get their act together... Also, not to contradict myself, but opening up the european markets will be terrific for sony. More games sold, more money, more nerdy ho's for game developers, etc.